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The NEA Higher Education Advocate June 2009

Do-It-Yourself Rubrics

Most of us are conscientious about our grading and responses to student work. But too often we wonder if the responses we’ve labored over actually mean anything to our students. This issue’s Thriving in Academe offers a solution that saves teachers time and that students say helps them better understand their assignments and what instructors expect of them.

Inside this Issue:

...About two reports from the Center for American Progress that suggest the Millennial generation—those 18-to-29 years old—will usher in a new progressive era and end the culture wars.
In mid-May, I attended the second annual Higher Education Academy of the Nebraska State Education Association Conference in Lincoln.
Student mental health issues play a significant role on college campuses, affecting students’ academic, emotional, and physical well-being, as well as their long-term development.
In May, NEA President Dennis van Roekel helped lead a discussion with key U.S. Senators and other education and workforce experts on how best to ensure that our nation is successfully preparing the workforce of the 21st century.
Faculty members at Montana State University-Bozeman, both full-time and adjunct professors, have voted to join the 17,500-member MEA-MFT (now the MFPE, Montana Federation of Public Employees), an affiliate of NEA and the American Federation of Teachers.
This section is intended to promote ever more effective teaching and learning in higher education through dialogue among colleagues.
A coalition of unions and professional associations has come together to form Professionals for the Public Interest (PftPI).
Is requiring student’s participation in social networking an invasion of privacy?
In an address to Congress earlier this year, President Obama offered this challenge: “I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training…"

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